To do this I will assume that you already have:
- Have access to the cPanel admin page provided by the hosting company.
If you use hosting of Namecheap, A2Hosting, … it means that the account has cPanel access account.
Step 1: Log in to the cPanel admin page
Method 1: Login directly to cPanel
You can check the email from the hosting provider sent to you after completing the hosting account, which will contain information such as the path to cPanel, username and password to log in to cPanel.
Click on the link to the login page for cPanel (cPanel URL), then use the username (cPanel Username) and password (cPanel Password) provided by the hosting party to log into cPanel.
Method 2: Access cPanel via hosting provider account
If you buy hosting from suppliers like Namecheap or A2, when you access the dashboard you will be able to access cPanel.
Then click the Go to cPanel button to login to cPanel
Step 2: How to Install WordPress using Softaculous Apps
After logging into cPanel as I instructed above, scroll down and find the SOFTACULOUS APPS INSTALLER section, you will find the WordPress icon, click on it to get started.
In the next window, you will click the Install Now button to install WordPress.
Next you need to provide some information such as WordPress version, website information, administrator account, language …
In the Software Setup section
- Choose the version you want to install: You should choose the latest WordPress version (default).
- Choose Protocol: Select http: // or http: // www. because you have not installed SSL. I chose http: // so my website will be http://makemoneysavvy.com later.
- Choose Domain: Select the domain you have linked to this hosting account.
- Print Directory: This item is blank.
In the Site Settings section
- Site Name: Enter your website name
- Site Description: Enter a description of your website
In the Admin Account section
- Admin Username: Create a WordPress username, this is a user with administrative rights.
- Admin Password: Create a password for the administrator account.
- Admin Email: Can enter personal email or use default email
- Enable Multisite (WPMU): Do not select this item.
In Choose Language section
Select Language: Choose the language that will be used for WordPress, WordPress supports many languages and English.
Select Plugins section
Limit Login Attempts (Loginizer): The Loginizer plugin helps limit the number of wrong logins, for example, if you enter a wrong password or username over the allowed number, it will be blocked or wait until the next login. This is very bad for security, limiting the ability of strangers to try to hack your password. It is recommended to tick this section.
Classic Editor: If you have used WordPress version 4.9.9 and earlier, are familiar with the old interface and want to use it, please tick this section. Otherwise, no need to choose. From the version of WordPress 5.0 that changed the interface completely, I myself liked this new interface.
- wpCentral-Manage Multiple WordPress: This item is not selected.
- W3 Total Cache: This plugin is commonly used to speed up website loading.
- WP Super Cache: This is also a plugin to help optimize and speed up website. These two plugins function similarly, so you only choose one. WP Super Cache is for newbies, and the W3 Total Cache is suitable for experienced people who want to optimize deeper.
You can leave the defaults or tweak them according to the instructions below:
- Database Name: Enter the database name, if you are new, you should leave the default.
- Table Prefix: New entry or if new, should be the default.
- Disable Update Notifications Emails: If ticked, WordPress will not send notifications via email every time there is a new update.
- Auto Upgrade: Auto update function whenever WordPress has a new version or update. Select Do not auto Upgrade.
- Auto Upgrade WordPress Plugins: Automatic update feature every time the plugins have an update.
- Auto Upgrade WordPress Themes: The function automatically updates every time the themes have updates. This section with the above option is up to you.
- Backup Location, Automated Backups and Backup Rotation items are left as default.
If you already have the idea of theme to install, please select it. If not leave the default and later change later.
Email installation details to: Enter email that you need to receive notification of WordPress installation results. Login information such as username and password, access path will be sent to this email.
Click the Install button to install WordPress.
The process of installing WordPress is only a few dozen seconds. Once completed, you will receive a message saying that you have successfully installed WordPress as shown in the following image.
Checking the box you will also receive an email notifying you of a successful WordPress installation with the information shown below.
To access the WordPress admin page, click on the second link in the form http: // yourdomain / wp-admin / you will be directed to the login page to enter the WordPress Dashboard.
Type the username or email and password when you install WordPress in the steps above, then click the Log In button, you will be directed to the website admin page in WordPress.
So you have finished installing WordPress for the website.
If during the installation process, do you have any difficulties, please leave a comment I will reply soon! Good luck!
Next I will guide how to install WordPress theme and install WordPress plugins to help your website become professional and fully functional and more secure.